Exotic Cats is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Microgaming that can be played on all devices from 15p to £30 a spin. With a jungle adventure theme, you join wild/exotic cats on quest to find hidden treasures in their den. It comes with a Vertical Wilds feature in the base game as well as a Free Spins feature.

Visually, Exotic Cats is decent – set in a dense jungle, symbols on the reels include spades, diamonds, clubs and hearts as well pawprints and a female character. Then you will see the exotic cats including cougars, leopards, panthers, lions and tigers. The Exotic Cats logo is the wild symbol which replaces all symbols bar the scatter.

The game benefits from a Vertical Wilds feature in the base game – above each reel, you will see an exotic cat. When that cat symbol lands on its matching reel, the entire reel becomes wild:

  • Lion symbol on reel 1
  • Tiger symbol on reel 2
  • Panther symbol on reel 3
  • Leopard symbol on reel 4
  • Cougar symbol on reel 5

If you were to land a lion on reel 1, tiger on reel 2, panther on reel 3, leopard on reel 4 and cougar on reel 5, you would benefit from 5 wild reels!

Exotic Cats also comes with a Free Spins feature which is triggered when 3 or more coin scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels – you will be rewarded with 10 free spins. During the feature, 3 or more scatters will give you 5 additional free spins taking your total to 15. The good news is that the Vertical Wilds feature also comes into play during the free spins – this can lead to 5 wild reels on every free spin.

Microgaming hasn’t reinvented the wheel in Exotic Cats – it’s actually quite simple. Saying that, I love the fact you can get multiple wild reels (or 5) potentially in both the base game and Free Spins feature. This can result in huge wins throughout the slot – to the tune of 3,533 times your stake on every spin/free spin! If you like slots based on big cats, IGT’s Cats is a land based and online favourite – you also have White King from Playtech.